Kai (aged 14), Reddish

My little sister Ellie has autism. I really worry about her when we’re not together – she might hurt herself and other people just don’t understand that she can’t help […]

Sam (aged 8), Cheadle Heath

I’m Sam and I’m 8 years old. My mummy has Multiple Sclerosis and is in a wheelchair. It’s only us that live in our house so I help out with all the […]

Reena (aged 11), Davenport

My name is Reena and I’m 12 years old. I look after my mum because she has epilepsy and she can often be feeling really sad too. If mum’s had […]

Jo, Jeff, Chris and Alice

Jo, Jeff, Chris and Alice speak about how they overcame the fear and shock of a dementia diagnosis to live full and active lives.

Claire’s story

Claire is a carer for her mum and also works full-time at Stockport Council.

Peter

Watch Peter’s video. Stockport carer Peter has recognised himself as a carer for his wife for the past six years. Through Signpost he has benefited from meeting up with other carers and been able to access services and respite he may not otherwise have known about.

Kate

Signpost provided support and advice for Kate who had physical needs of her own as well as caring for her husband with dementia.

James

Signpost sourced physical and social activities for James who has Multiple Sclerosis and was feeling increasingly isolated.

Richard

Signpost offered the Smith family reassurance and support after being contacted by son Richard who lived away from the area and had concerns about his elderly parents.

Morgan’s story

Morgan is a PhD researcher and also cares for his partner, Emily.

Dear Friend and Supporter of Signpost

Like many organisations, we are experiencing increased demand for our services alongside reduced funding and donations. To enable our team to work as effectively and efficiently as possible, we have taken the difficult decision to close our phone lines from 1pm, Monday – Friday.

If you do call us in the afternoon, please do leave a message with your name, number and a summary of your enquiry. Our colleagues will be checking voicemails throughout the afternoon and will call you back as soon as possible. This will be within 2 working days. Alternatively, please email info@signpostforcarers.org.uk

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, and thank you in advance for your understanding.